Nashville Numbers

Nashville Numbers v 1.6

This is a handy app…

For anyone not familiar with Nashville numbers, it is a charting scheme where the chord descriptions are based on the position rather than explicitly stated.  In other words:

Most familiar to musicians is seeing chords written as follows (example):  in the key of C major, the (“two” – second in the C scale) chord D minor 7 can be written as “dm7”, “2m7”, or “ii7”.

Using “Nashville Numbering”,  in the key of C, C=1, D=2, E=3, and so on for all seven notes in the key. So, the chord progression C///F///G///C/// would correspond to 1///4///5///1///.

This method of notation allows players (who must have a basic grasp of music theory) to play the same song in any key, thus avoiding re-charting during rehearsals or recording sessions.

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